As a 15 year old basketball fan when Space Jam came out, and it having my all time favorite player (Larry "Grandmama" Johnson), I've always been a huge fan of the movie.

There's a long standing debate amongst fans whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is the greatest basketball player in history (which often is split between generations. Gen X and older generally say MJ, whereas Millennials and younger often say LeBron).

I personally fall into the MJ camp, and therefore kinda have a bias against LeBron, unfortunately. He is far and away the best player of this generation, and I shouldn't let my "get off my lawn" attitude take away from how great LeBron is, but I'm just not a fan of his.

So, when I heard they were "remaking" Space Jam with LeBron, I *hated* the idea. I was simply not going to watch it out of spite.

But, that's pretty childish of me, I know lol. And this trailer looks like a lot of fun! I have HBO Max, so I'll be watching this soon after it comes out ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ€๐Ÿงก

OH, I almost forgot to actually talk about thr trailer! Dude, this has some serious Ready Player One vibes, and I'm 100% into that :)

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 04/03/2021 at 07:14pm

I fall into the MJ camp, too. I really only cared about basketball during the Bulls MJ years. This does look interesting, though.

I felt the Ready Player One vibes, too. I actually wrote a post about it in the discussion forums. I finished the book last weekend and am now reading Ready Player Two.

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 04/03/2021 at 07:32pm

I wrote about Ready Player One back a few years ago when I read it. (I enjoyed the movie, but loved the book). How is the second book so far?

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 04/03/2021 at 07:45pm

I'm still in love with Art3mis. Right now I'm in the part of the book where we find out the bad thing that's going on in the book. It was definitely a surprise. I believe the RP2 movie is in production. I thought I saw a chocobo in that RP1 movie, but it turned out to be an ostrich from Joust. The movie, but perhaps the book more, made me think of what I'd be like in the OASIS. What would my avatar look like? I think I'd look more like Z. I'd definitely have some blue going on. I'm not sure what my ride would be. I love the Dellorean, though I could also see me on a chocobo. As for my airship, well I love the Ragnarok from FFVIII a lot, but I also love the X-Wing (I think they're sexy) and the Firefly ship.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 04/03/2021 at 09:35pm

MJ the better player, Bron the better actor. Did you spot Dame as a CG robot? https://twitter.com/chold/status/1378379715317178372?s=21

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 04/03/2021 at 11:22pm

Of course I noticed him! #RipCity #DameTime

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 04/04/2021 at 02:11am

I don't know who that is.

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 04/04/2021 at 04:12am

He's probably the best player the Portland Trailblazers have ever had. Check out this amazing highlight reel of game winning shots (the last two shots were in the playoffs and won the series)
https://youtu.be/p5lG34RTJ98

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 04/04/2021 at 04:38am

Wow this guy really can get it in just in time. At first, I didn't see what was so special, though it was close, just not as close as the others. Then #1 and #2 were confusing as well, since the clock hit zero either before the ball went in or as it did. Still, very impressive (though my interest for sports died long ago).

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 04/04/2021 at 05:04am

In basketball, as long as the ball has left the shooter's hands before time is up, it's good. It's often referred to as a "buzzer beater" ๐Ÿ˜€

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 04/04/2021 at 06:19am

Ok, that explains it. Thanks!

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 04/08/2021 at 11:47pm

MT at NewRockstars as a new video pointing out the very MANY Easter eggs found in the trailer (and yes, even he also mentions how it's like Ready Player One): https://youtu.be/AQEdQ7wBZPM

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 05/15/2021 at 06:39am

They've released some new posters for the movie. The article I found (shared below) includes the posters for the Good Squad along with a link to an article about posters for LeBron and his Looney Tunes teammates. It's also noted that Don Cheadle said, "Michael Jordan is in the movie." "But not in the way you'd expect."

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/space-jam-2-posters-revealed-michael-jordan-confirmed-to-appear/1100-6491519/?utm_source=gamefaqs&utm_medium=partner&utm_content=news_module&utm_campaign=homepage

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